MicroStrategy vs Tableau

MicroStrategy is a leading global provider of enterprise software platforms for business intelligence (BI), mobile intelligence, and network applications. The best business decisions are driven by data. World class organizations operationalize business intelligence and embed analytics in their DNA. MicroStrategy supports a full range of analytic functionality, from stunning business dashboards to sophisticated statistical analysis and data mining. Our platform gives you the flexibility to start small and seamlessly scale to an enterprise deployment.
Tableau complements your natural ability to understand data visually. Our breakthrough products let you create rich analyses and share your insights with colleagues in seconds. Connect and visualize your data in minutes. Tableau is 10 to 100x faster than existing solutions. From spreadsheets to databases to Hadoop to cloud services, explore any data with Tableau.
Comparing MicroStrategy vs Tableau is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like MicroStrategy has more user-friendly interface than Tableau because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Tableau is more popular than MicroStrategy

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Tableau reveals Linux version (in 2017)
- Tableau acquired natural language processing startup ClearGraph (in 2017)
- Tableau to launch visual data-prep software with deep learning (in 2016)
- Tableau acquired German startup HyPer (in 2016)
- Data Analytics service Tableau hits $100M per quarter revenue mark (in 2014)

Looks like Tableau was recently more active than MicroStrategy (at least in our news).